College Basketball by the Tweets: Bayloring, Brad Stevens & “Tyler Ennis” Unis for SalePosted by Nick Fasulo (@nickfasuloSBN) on February 18th, 2014
Nick Fasulo is an RTC correspondent who writes the column College Basketball By the Tweets, a look at the world of college hoops through the prism of everyone’s favorite social media platform. You can find him on Twitter @nickfasuloSBN.
Big/Fat Heads are all the rage in college basketball student sections these days. Personally, I believe that deviating from mainstream, easy-to-identify faces with more obscure mugs deserve bonus points. A tip of the cap, Seminole fans:
Who is this pic.twitter.com/RI2FBs655X
— SB Nation CBB (@SBNationCBB) February 18, 2014
Brad Stevens is Probably a Great Person
By all accounts, The former Butler head coach is an incredible individual. Here he is visiting former player Andrew Smith after he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Yes, that means Stevens made an impromptu trip from Boston to Indy last week to check in on a friend.
— Samantha Smith (@Samantha44Smith) February 11, 2014
Brad Stevens-great coach, better person.
— John Cimasko (@jersey_johnny) February 11, 2014
— Chad Smith (@chad_d_smith) February 9, 2014
Words cannot express how awesome Brad Stevens is for flying in for Andrew Smith's first round of chemo. #ClassyMan
— kalie (@kaliehoover) February 12, 2014
In college football it is “Clemsoning”, but in college hoops it is “Bayloring.” Sure, the Bears were able to pull out a win Monday night over a floundering Oklahoma State squad, but this move to keep the door open by allowing overtime is just SMH 10x.
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) February 18, 2014
One of those moments where you want to climb through your TV and tell these guys, “this **** ain’t checkers!"
— Raphielle Johnson (@raphiellej) February 18, 2014
— Andy Hutchins (@AndyHutchins) February 18, 2014
the twitter search of “scott drew” did not disappoint.
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) February 18, 2014
Finkle is Einhorn, Einhorn is Finkle RT @TaddHaislop: Baylor just pulled an OKst against OKst. And OKst just pulled a Baylor against Baylor.
— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) February 18, 2014
Baylor…where the impossible is stupid…and the stupid is always possible.
— Jameson Fleming (@JamesonFleming) February 18, 2014
And because school athletic departments are so adorable with their “rah-rah” philosophy that sometimes blissfully ignores the honest truth…
— Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB) February 18, 2014
“Tyler Ennis” Jersey For Sale
Following a heroic buzzer-beating shot by the precocious Tyler Ennis, the Orange social media ninjas forgot about the whole business model of the NCAA. This was an obvious social media #fail.
Because that Tweet will inevitably disappear. pic.twitter.com/QZ04pd7xWa
— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) February 14, 2014
cuse meant ‘get your totally not tyler ennis at all because we don’t profit off student athletes ever jersey’ but it ran out of characters
— martin rickman (@martinrickman) February 14, 2014
Gotta pay if you do this RT @cuse Get your Tyler Ennis Jersey while they are still available!
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) February 14, 2014
— Megan McCormick (@megan_mccormick) February 16, 2014
Tongue in cheek for sure, but there are somewhat clever ways to promote “Ennis” jerseys
@NunesMagician "Hey SU fans! Remember Paul Harris? Did Ennis' buzzer beater remind you of him? Why not buy his jersey right now!"
— Brent Axe (@BrentAxeMedia) February 13, 2014
Arizona and Court Rushings
There was a high volume of varied reaction following Arizona State’s upset win over Arizona on Friday night. It was weird, for lack of a better term, and caused a stir that forced the Pac-12 to release a statement on how the officials handled the end of the game. But for all the sentiment this double-overtime thriller produced, there is one single fact to be cognizant of:
I think Arizona is the only team to have had opposing teams rush the court 4 times in a 2 loss season…
— Beardown Bill (@BeardownBill) February 15, 2014
Wild season so far for the team from Tucson.